Coin Specifications

Category: Coronet Cents (1816-1839)
Mint: Philadelphia
Catalog: KM-45
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Copper
Weight: 10.89 Grams
Diameter: 28-29mm
Edge: Plain
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1839/6 HEAD OF 36 N-1 1C MS obverse 1839/6 HEAD OF 36 N-1 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Newcomb's variety 1 is a scarce coin and one very highly sought by collectors. It is the only issue of this date to utilize the obsolete Head of 36 Liberty bust with its plain hair cord. This proves that instead of simply having numeral 9 punched over an inverted 9, it is actually a leftover die dated 1836 and then updated for use three years later.

The overdate is a bit difficult to distinguish, appearing more as just a malformed 9. The fact that this variety is usually found well worn only aggravates this situation, yet the unique bust style makes attribution a simple matter. It's doubtful that more than one or two Mint State examples survive.

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Last Updated: 6/17/2015

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1839/6 HEAD OF 36 N-1 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 325 925 1700 2650 7750 - - - 80500 - - - - - - - - - -
$ 12250 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 54
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: VG
High Grade: 58


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8/29/1999 PCGS VF 20   Brown Teletrade Auction 1204, 1204/Lot# 1011 $1,620.00
2/1/2009 PCGS MS 65   Brown Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 437 $264,500.00
8/11/2010 PCGS XF 40   Brown Heritage Auctions 2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143, 1143/Lot# 3850 $6,900.00
7/11/2013 PCGS F 15   Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1187/Lot# 4705 $2,056.25
6/29/2014 PCGS Genuine VF   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 204290 $1,004.30
11/14/2014 NGC XF 45   Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 November 14 - 15 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection Part V US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1215/Lot# 3150 $9,400.00
4/10/2015 PCGS VG 10   Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3529, 6098/Lot# 21004 $793.13
4/22/2015 NGC VG 10   Brown Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1219/Lot# 7101 $1,292.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1839/6 HEAD OF 36 N-1 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base563865163422682834463053067490994110925113181186712435130231363114260149111558316277174332141122289
6641121184524573433485560348307102691105611501120561263113226138411447715135158141666218759217040
0000006034830710269110561150112056126311322613841144771513515814166621875900
0000006762912410597111871168412246128271342814050146941535916046170482008500
1839/6 HEAD OF 36 N-1 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333332724775075275565756317458651193179926434347128202317641580
3333392340487513536562593669785974139520803211717116272293100
00000034048751353656259366978597413952080321171711627200
000000408497520546568612707825108315972361377999951972400
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